Author: RurouniHime | Word Count: 9.2k | Rating: NC-17
Summary: The best conversations happen at the oddest times. Harry Potter returns to London and finds Draco Malfoy there, ready to pick up where they left off.
Review: I almost got a HEART ATTACK when I realised this author has deleted her LJ, I only started breathing again when I realised ao3 was still up! I honestly recommend every single fic of theirs lol.
Anyway, yes, so this fic is honestly like a study in easy chemistry, as they fall into each others beds with comfort and familiarity and heat all at once. But that simplicity doesn’t often extend to their feelings as well, both of them protecting their vulnerabilities from the other. There’s this abrasiveness between them but also the innate understanding between them, things that they can only really talk about during the exposure of sex. However, despite the casualness, there’s jealousy and possessiveness and the general uneasiness that comes with the beginning of any relationship, as they realise that casual isn’t working for either of them.
There is really hot sex, but really this is a story about conversations, and the journey Harry and Draco go through as they become more and more meaningful and real, until they can finally admit to what they really want and need from each other. The emotions - both said and unsaid - are breathtaking and sweet.
Content/Warnings: Friends with Benefits, Jealousy, Romance, Smut
Mood Music: Mattress - Leland